Criminal Defense

Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in West Virginia

Aggressive Legal Representation in Lewisburg, Beckley, & Charleston

Law enforcement officials and prosecutors across West Virginia take any crime very seriously. They aggressively pursue alleged offenders and often take any opportunity to impose severe consequences. These consequences can include jail or prison sentences, heavy fines, long probations, and other court-ordered restrictions and programs that can have a dramatic effect on your life and that of your family. A criminal conviction will also land you with a permanent criminal record that can be accessed by future employers, landlords, and other entities that can hamper future opportunities. In the face of these repercussions, you need the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney.

At Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, PLLC, we can help you understand your rights and options in all levels of criminal matters. We have a strong background of successful results in fighting for clients accused of both misdemeanor and felony crimes of all types. Our team understand the high stakes, stress, and uncertainty surrounding criminal charges. We will thoroughly investigate your case so that we can build the most effective strategy for negotiations with prosecutors or fighting on your behalf before a judge and jury. Throughout all stages of your case, we will be by your side working as your dedicated advocate in pursuing the best possible result.

Charged with a Crime in West Virginia? Discover Your Defense Options in a Free Consultation. Contact us online or at (304) 407-2249.

Defending Against a Wide Range of Criminal Charges

Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, PLLC handles a wide variety of criminal charges including:

  • Expert DUI Defense Strategies

    DUI (driving under the influence) is a very serious charge that can result in jail time, harsh fines, a driver’s license suspension, and rehabilitation requirements. Our firm is dedicated to investigating all aspects of your case, from Breathalyzer results and machinery defects to violations of police procedures and of your civil rights.

  • Comprehensive Drug Crime Defense

    These are among the most common crimes prosecuted in the state. They can range from misdemeanors to felonies involving drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and more along with the compounds used to make controlled substances. Crimes include possession, sales, distribution, manufacturing, cultivation, and trafficking. Penalties are dictated by the type and amount of drugs found, the nature of the drug activity, prior convictions, and other factors.

  • Theft and Property Crime Legal Defense

    These can range from petit larceny to grand larceny (theft of property valued at $1,000 or more), burglary, robbery, embezzlement, credit card fraud, writing bad checks, and more. They are charged as misdemeanors as well as felonies depending on the crime.

  • Traffic Violation Defense Services

    These can range from speeding to running red lights, careless driving, reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked license, hit and run, and more. They can result in demerit points added to your driving record, fines, and, in some cases, incarceration.

  • Violent Crime Defense Representation

    These crimes involve the use of force or threat of force against others. They include assault and battery, rape, kidnapping, manslaughter, and murder. A large majority of violent crimes are charged as felonies carrying years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

  • Weapons Charge Defense Tactics

    These can be violations of state and federal laws regarding firearms and other deadly weapons. Examples include carrying a gun in an unlawful place, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, possessing a concealed firearm without a permit, brandishing a deadly weapon, firing a weapon near a crowd or building, and more.

  • White Collar Crime Defense Solutions

    White-collar criminal matters need to be handled by a savvy, insightful lawyer who has a full understanding of these types of charges and cases. They can be complex and handled in state or federal court. From fraud to embezzlement, conspiracy to forgery, our firm can leverage additional professionals to support our defense of your rights.

Why Choose Our West Virginia Criminal Defense Team?

Facing any kind of criminal charge can be a life-changing event. These charges call for the services of a trusted and proven defender who knows the laws, the system, and how to build effective defenses that will minimize the negative consequences of a conviction. Our team is dedicated to providing you with strong representation every step of the way.

Ready to Defend Your Rights? Schedule Your Free Consultation with Our West Virginia Defense Attorneys. Contact us online or at (304) 407-2249. Trust our team in Charleston, Lewisburg, or Beckley to stand by you.

Why WDHJ Law?

  • 100+ Years of Experience

    Throughout the four decades of practicing, we've become well-known throughout West Virginia as highly respected and experienced litigators.

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We are all about our clients. We not only want them to get the results they deserve, but we want our clients to understand their case to make informed decisions.

  • Personable Reputation

    We pride ourselves on being outgoing, personable and easy to get along with. We believe this approach allows us to develop stronger relationships.

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